The Random Ramblings of a Software Developer

Vitor Machado's blog about computer stuff. Mostly.

Why is there something instead of nothing?

16 July ’17

Fair warning: pretentious blog post!

pretentious
adjective
1. “Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance or merit than is actually possessed.”
2. “Having no factual basis.”

I’m not the first one asking this question. Quite possibly one of the oldest questions of mankind, and probably of other species out there as well. It’s by no means an easy one to answer, or even think about. What is “nothing”, anyway? If you can measure it, it’s already “something”, and not “nothing”. An empty space is “something”.

A black hole in the Space Engine universe simulator

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The perfect programming font?

22 April ’17

Ok I’ll share a secret here: I have a tendency to obsess over little details. A poet once said “it’s the little things that make the world”, and this is one of the greatest truths to me.

So let’s talk about one of these little things I can obsess about: fonts.

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Darkenizer - Dark theme generator

8 April ’17

One of these days while I was preparing a dark version of a SCSS, I noticed this process could probably be automated with decent results. So I had the idea to make darkenizer.

darkenizer screenshot

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Trying out f.lux

5 April ’17

I decided to try f.lux today. What is it you might wonder?

It’s a neat little software that adjusts the white balance of your monitor automatically according to your location and the time of the day. As such, you don’t get that harsh blue tint that keeps you awake at night (seriously, it can affect your sleep).

f.lux beta screenshot

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Starting out

5 April ’17

It’s time to start my own blog!

Here I will write about my software development findings, photography tips and ideas, music I like, or maybe some random thoughts I think are worth sharing.

The blog theme is based on Travelog.

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